NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Running Their Mouth: 2010 LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members and …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

Juan Pablo Montoya slipped a bit from his top starting spot as the race wore on, but he was headed toward a top 10-15 finish when he took exception to being held up by the lapped car of Reed Sorenson while Montoya was racing for position on the lead lap.

Bettin’ the Horsepower: 2010 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at Loudon

All odds are taken from betus.com as of Wednesday evening. Favorites Jimmie Johnson (4/1): JJ is one of the more dominant drivers at New Hampshire and is carrying the momentum off of a first career road-course victory. With just one non-top 10 finish in his last nine starts at Loudon he’s a perennial threat for …

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Mirror Driving: Historic Blunders, Road America Wonders & Bad Behavior

Marcos Ambrose lost the race on Sunday after shutting his motor off on the middle of an uphill straightaway, losing his track position under NASCAR’s rules. Was that the correct call, and where does this blunder rank in the sport’s all-time history?

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Edition

Is Infineon Raceway NASCAR’s new Bristol? It seems like an outrageous comparison on paper, a 1.99-mile road course typically more lamb than lion. But try telling that to a handful of crews on Monday, busy working overtime while drowning in a sea of broken pieces and red ink. Not only was just about every car …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

Every time NASCAR heads to a road course, so do the so-called road-course ringers. These drivers are road-course specialists that are brought in to help a team get a good finish on a track their normal driver does not excel on. Said and others are always a threat to win on the road courses, but when was the last time a road-course ringer actually won a race?

The Yellow Stripe: Who Would Be the Best 2010 Champion for NASCAR?

With Denny Hamlin’s second straight victory – and fifth overall in the last 10 races – there are plenty of people who are getting ready to crown the No. 11 wheelman as 2010 champion a full 12 races before we even get started on the big old Chase shebang. Clearly, Hamlin is on a tear, …

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Fantasy Insider: Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth Michigan Fuel-Mileage Masters

Welcome back, everyone, to The Frontstretch Fantasy Insider, the column that puts your virtual racing team in position to win. This week, we break down the numbers on who rules the roost at Michigan International Speedway. Most races are built on speed, but this one has a history of turning into a fuel mileage race, with the top-5 drivers running at half speed for the last dozen or so laps. Keep in mind that leaves room for the underdog, a place where slow and steady can trump raw horsepower time and time again.

So, without further delay, here’s who you want and who you don’t setting your roster for this Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400!

Did You Notice? The Next NASCAR Breakdown, Playing Favorites & Fun With Twitter

Did You Notice? A developing trend? In the last two weeks, we’ve had two mild-mannered veterans go all Jekyll and Hyde, losing their cool while venting frustration in a way we’ve never seen before. First, there was Jeff Burton, pulling a tantrum on Kyle Busch through a blown tire that’s got him nominated to the …

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not In Sprint Cup: 2010 Coca-Cola 600 Edition

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend is typically the busiest day of the year for auto racing in America. Memorial Day itself? It’s a time to relax and procrastinate (as well as honor our troops), which is why this column is getting penned while sitting on a couch shortly after midnight. But I’m not the …

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